Burst Tomato Cottage Cheese Caprese Bowl

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Burst Tomato Cottage Cheese Caprese Bowl is an easy, savory, high protein lunch that doesn’t require heating up!

Burst Tomato Cottage Cheese Caprese Bowl
Cottage Cheese Caprese Bowl

I came up with this idea after buying the whole milk version of Good Culture Cottage cheese, which is the best tasting brand in my opinion. It reminded me of the inside of Burrata cheese so I figured why not enjoy this caprese style! This is SO good and makes a delicious high protein lunch! If you love this idea, you might also love this savory cottage cheese bowl or these high protein cottage cheese and scrambled eggs!

Burst Tomato Cottage Cheese Caprese Bowl

I polled my audience and asked what I should share and top of the list was high protein lunch recipes! So I started a series sharing my super simple, high protein lunch recipes on Instagram and Tik Tok and this was so popular I decided to share it here. You can see the videos of this and my other lunches!

Burst tomatoes are wonderful with cottage cheese, it taste a little like pizza! It takes about 5 minutes to make burst tomatoes in the air fryer, but you can also do them in a sheet pan in the oven and roast until they are tender. Or skip the cooking and eat them fresh.


New High Protein Lunch idea! Burst Tomato Caprese Cottage Cheese Bowls – 29 grams protein

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How do you make cottage cheese taste good savory?

  • Fresh Veggies – Add some fresh tomatoes, cucumbers or bell peppers.
  • Season It– a drizzle of extra olive oil, salt and pepper are a must! Or drizzle on some balsamic glaze.
  • Go nuts! Try adding some nuts such as almonds, pistachios, for texture.
  • Fresh herbs: chop up some basil or mint to add freshness.
  • Bagel It! Add some lox and everything bagel seasoning.

Cottage Cheese Caprese Bowl

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Burst Tomato Cottage Cheese Caprese Bowl

245 Cals 20.5 Protein 13 Carbs 12 Fats
Prep Time: 2 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 7 mins
Yield: 1 serving
CUISINE: American
Burst Tomato Cottage Cheese Caprese Bowl is an easy, savory, high protein lunch!


  • 1 cup Good Culture cottage cheese, I used whole, you can use 2%
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic glaze
  • fresh basil, for garnish
  • pinch kosher salt
  • black pepper to taste


  • Season tomatoes in a medium bowl with 1 teaspoon olive oil and pinch of salt. Air fry 400F 5 to 6 minutes, shaking the basket halfway, until they burst.
    air fryer burst tomatoes
  • Place cottage cheese in a bowl, top with tomatoes, drizzle more oil, balsamic glaze, salt, pepper, and garnish with basil.


Serving: 1bowl, Calories: 245kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 20.5g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 469mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 11g
Keywords: cottage cheese recipes, high protein lunch ideas, savory cottage cheese bowl

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  1. Wow this is good. The roasted tomatoes are so sweet. Putting them warm on the cottage cheese makes it all melty. Love it! 

  2. This looks delicious!  In your video you said it has 29 grams of protein, but in the recipe it only shows 20 grams.  Which one is correct?  Thanks!

  3. I do not like the texture of cottage cheese at all but I really wanted to try this…I put the cottage cheese in my mini blender and made it smooth and creamy….it was delicious. This is my new favorite

  4. Good Culture is SO good! How perfect to pair with your foodie skills! . this recipe looks amazing! 
    I was a rep for Good Culture products and loved my demonstrations for them. So many people had to be persuaded to try a sample because they didn’t like texture or blandness of typical old school cottage cheese. 100% this cottage cheese is different than others. I took great pleasure in winning over previous cottage cheese naysayers with this brand. It’s just so yummy! I like the 6% at Whole Foods.
    I can’t wait to try this recipe.. thank you for all that you do fo us!  

  5. What if you don’t have an air fryer? Any options for tomatoes?

  6. I top my cottage cheese with avocado and everything but the bagel seasoning. Or, shichimi pepper mix and seaweed gomasio. Sometimes pico de gallo. Hot honey and nuts would be good too!

  7. I had all the ingredients on hand so made this for a quick lunch!  It was very tasty and I will definitely make it again.